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#204953 - 02/29/12 05:40 PM Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012  
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It took me a mere moment of going to Wikiquote to find what seems to be today's quote of the day with a proper citation.
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If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away.
As quoted by Francis Crick in his presentation "The Impact of Linus Pauling on Molecular Biology" (1995)

#204954 - 03/01/12 03:45 AM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: gray raven]  
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Welcome, g r. But, but: today's Quote is: The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. At least acc'g. to the e-mail I got.

#204957 - 03/01/12 05:01 AM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: Jackie]  
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this too shall pass
methinks what he's saying is that today's quote is a misquote!

#204966 - 03/01/12 04:12 PM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: tsuwm]  
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The way it was presented in the email it sure is!

#204967 - 03/02/12 02:02 AM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: BranShea]  
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I found it, as given, attributed to Dr. Linus Pauling, on both The Quotations Page (darned ad) and here, as well as on Quotations Book and a blog that refers to it as the Pauling Principle.

#204970 - 03/02/12 04:13 AM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: Jackie]  
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this too shall pass
ah, so it's widely misquoted.

quote the first (AWAD) = 641gh
quote the 2nd (wiki) = 179,000gh

edit: here's another paraphrase that pops up:
Have a million ideas and throw out the bad ones.

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#204973 - 03/02/12 12:12 PM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: gray raven]  
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Here's another paraphrase:

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

#204974 - 03/02/12 12:17 PM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: gray raven]  
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Or either that or:

Good ideas?!

We ain' got no good ideas!

We don' need no good ideas!

I don' have to give you any steenkeen good ideas!

#204975 - 03/02/12 01:11 PM Re: Quote of the Day: Feb 29 2012 [Re: Faldage]  
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Too many ideas from too many people for a too small world.

#204982 - 03/02/12 05:30 PM yet another variation.. [Re: BranShea]  
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this too shall pass
don't get any bright ideas!

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